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مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الايضاح ونجاة الأرواح

A Hanafi fiqh course taught in Arabic: Cover Imam Shurunbulali’s commentary on his own text Nur al Idah wa Najat al Arwah entirely in Arabic and learn how to directly access classical works of fiqh with their commentaries. The entirety of Maraqi al Falah shall be covered in a series of four parts over the course of one year. Part 1 covers the Book on Purification.

Nur al Idah: Introduction to Worship (Hanafi) – Part 2

The second of two courses on Imam Shurunbulali’s Nur al Idah wa Najat al Arwah, ‘The Bright Light of Elucidation and the Deliverance of Souls’, a widely taught, detailed Hanafi manual on the rulings of worship. Part 2 covers the remainder of the Book Prayer, the Book of Fasting, and the Book of Zakat.

Detailed Fiqh of Menstruation (Hanafi)

This follow-up to the introductory course on the basics of menstruation, lochia, and abnormal discharge will provide a more in-depth and practical understanding of the topic, with a focus on menstrual case studies.

Family Law: Practical Applications

Marriage, Divorce, and Children in Modern Times. Obligatory knowledge for every married couple – a practical course aimed at teaching you how the sharia rulings for families are applied in real life.

Family Law: Intermediate Inheritance

Gain a more detailed understanding of the bases of inheritance law by learning about inheritance of shares, special types of shares, their distribution, and specifics relating to heirs.

Family Law: Introduction to Inheritance

Follow the Prophetic injunction to learn inheritance law, and help community members solve basic cases by learning the pillars and conditions of inheritance, the principles of distribution, wills, shares and more in this introductory course.

Detailed Fiqh of Menstruation & Lochia (Shafi’i)

In this follow-up to the basics of menstruation, lochia, and abnormal discharge according to the Shafi’i school, learn how to solve complex cases, deepen your understanding of the rulings, and recognize when a faqeeh should be consulted.

Introduction to Menstruation: Shafi’i

In this introduction to the basics of menstruation, lochia, and abnormal discharge according to the Shafi’i school, learn why it is crucial to study this subject and how its rulings affect other acts of worship. Cover theory and basic application that will serve as a good working knowledge of this essential topic.

Detailed Fiqh of Lochia (Hanafi)

This follow-up to the introductory course on the basics of menstruation, lochia, and abnormal discharge will provide a more in-depth and practical understanding of the topic, with a focus on lochial case studies and rulings related to the chronic annulment of ablution.

Introduction to Menstruation and Related Issues (Hanafi)

In this introduction to the basics of menstruation, lochia, and abnormal discharge with Ustadha Hedaya Hartford, learn the importance of this topic and how its rulings affect other acts of worship. Cover basic definitions that serve as a foundation for further study.

Nur al Idah: Introduction to Worship (Hanafi) – Part 1

The first of two courses on Imam Shurunbulali’s Nur al Idah wa Najat al Arwah, ‘The Bright Light of Elucidation and the Deliverance of Souls’, a widely taught, detailed Hanafi manual on the rulings of worship. Part 1 covers the Book on Purification and part of the Book on Prayers.

The Practicalities of Fasting – Shafi`i

Learn the essential everyday practicalities of fasting: What breaks your fast? What exempts you from fasting and what does not? How can you be sure your fast is valid? How can you benefit spiritually from your fast? All according to the Shafi`i school.

The Muwatta of Imam Muhammad: The Comprehensive Ramadan Guide

Discover a deeper, knowledge-based Ramadan as Dr. Ashraf takes you through the Book of Fasting from Imam Muhammad al-Shaybani’s narration of The Muwatta, with commentary from Imam Abd al-Hayy al-Laknawi. While students of knowledge will be attracted to the course material, the practical nature of the course makes it a must for all Muslims.

Family Law: Advanced Inheritance

Further deepen your study of inheritance law by learning about special types of heirs, the rights of creditors, apostates and illegitimate children, and other topics.

At-A-Glance

  • Distinguish between categories of relatives who neither have a fixed share nor are asaba
  • Learn the inheritance rights of creditors, apostates and illegitimate children
  • Learn how to exit from inheritance agreements
  • Learn the consequences of Sworn Allegations in inheritance cases
  • Help preserve this Fard Kifaya science that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, advised us to learn out of fear of it being forgotten
  • Through self-paced and in-class exercises, apply principles learned to practical examples
  • Be an asset to your community in helping them solve inheritance cases and saving them from falling into disagreements

About the Course

Due to the gravity of its impact, inheritance is one of the few topics for which Allah described legal rulings in detail in the Quran, resulting in little difference of opinion between the legal schools. In Advanced Inheritance Law, you will further build on your knowledge of inheritance law through learning about special types of heirs who do not have a fixed share, creditors, agreed exits from inheritance, and cases relating to apostates and illegitimate children, and sworn allegations. You will then apply these rules to case studies, ensuring your understanding of their basic application.

This advanced course is for students who have already covered the introductory and intermediate courses with Dr. Ashraf, or have taken their equivalents elsewhere, and have a special interest in continuing their study of inheritance law. By this point, prospective students are already familiar with the concepts and terminology specific to inheritance law covered in the introductory and intermediate courses, and must sit for an entrance exam prior to successful enrolment in this course.

Course Syllabus

  • Relatives who neither have a fixed share nor are asaba (Zawil Arham):
    • First Category: Deceased’s Descendent
    • Second Category: Deceased’s Ascendant
    • Third Category: Deceased’s Parents Descendent
    • Fourth Category: Deceased’s Grandparents Descendent
  • Creditors
  • Agreed Exit from Inheritance (Takharuj)
  • An Apostate
  • Illegitimate Children, and Sworn Allegation
  • Titled Cases

Course Format

The course will consist of weekly live sessions lead by Sheikh Ashraf Muneeb, assignments, in-class exercises and practical examples from real-life scenarios, as well as a Final Examination. Dr. Ashraf shall hold weekly office hours where students can consult with him one-on-one. Students are highly encouraged to post their questions in the Forum over the course of the week, which are answered during the Live Sessions.

Weekly Time Commitment

The course requires an estimated hour to an hour-and-a-half per week outside the live session to review the material and take notes.

Recommended Background

Successful completion of Intermediate Inheritance Law (LAW250) or having taken an equivalent course is a required prerequisite to enrolling in this course. Students must sit for an entry exam to successfully complete their enrolment.

LAH213: Quduri’s Manual Explained: Intermediate Hanafi Fiqh – Part 3 is a recommended complementary course.

Suggested readings

You are recommended to have a copy of Kitaabul Meerath: The Book of Inheritance by Mujlisul Ulama of South Africa

FAQ:

How can you serve the umma with this knowledge?

The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Learn inheritance and teach it for it is half the knowledge and it will be forgotten, and it is the first thing to be ripped from my Ummah” (Ibn Majah 2710). He also said: “Learn inheritance and teach it to people for I am a mortal being and knowledge will decrease until two people would differ amongst themselves over inheritance, but wouldn’t find an arbitrator” (al Nisa’i 6305).

Look around and you will see the truth of the Prophet’s statement—families divided over property, children hurt over parental preference in wills, siblings no longer on speaking terms with each other—especially when the deceased has a large estate. It is crucial that inheritance law be learned and applied, otherwise some may be denied their rights while others eat of haram wealth.

This knowledge is a Fard Kifaya, meaning it is communally-obligatory for it to be learned and applied. Through taking this course, you will be able to assist your community in solving basic inheritance cases and advising them on the need to consult an expert when needed.

About the Instructor

Ashraf Muneeb

Department

Course Code

LAW350

Level

Level: 3

Starting From

10 August, 2014

Duration

10 weeks

Tuition Fee

225 USD   Instant Financial Aid